Requisitioned Auxiliary – Ribbledale


Ribbledale 01


Ribbledale 01 


Official Number:                        115721

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Garston Graving Dock, Garston

Launched:                               9 April 1902

Pennant No:                             Y 3.936

Into Service:                            29 September 1915

Out of service:                         21 January 1916

Fate:                                      Wrecked 27 December 1926


Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:


9 April 1902 launched by Garston Graving Dock, Garston as Yard Nr: 14 named British Monarch for British Monarch Steamship Co Ltd., Liverpool

28 April 1902 completed

1909a purchased by H & C Gratson Ltd., Liverpool – name unchanged

1909b purchased by Ribble Shipping Co Ltd., (J S Sellers & Co, Managers), Liverpool and renamed Ribbledale

29 September 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged – until 21 January 1916

1924 purchased by Park & Henderson Ltd., Liverpool – name unchanged

27 December 1926 wrecked on Litaquerel Point, Bouley Bay, Jersey while on passage from London to Jersey in ballast